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Stress, anxiety and depression during pregnancy may hinder toddler’s cognitive development

Women’s elevated anxiety, depression and stress during pregnancy altered key features of the fetal brain, which subsequently decreased their offspring’s cognitive development at 18 months These changes also increased internalising


Stress in pregnancy may influence baby brain development

Infants’ brains may be shaped by levels of stress their mother experiences during pregnancy, a study by the University of Edinburgh has revealed. Stress levels in mothers measured by a


Anxious about the COVID-19 pandemic? New study shows stress can have lasting impacts on sperm and future offspring

Study identifies biological mechanism by which stress alters sperm and impacts brain development in the next generation Prolonged fear and anxiety brought on by major stressors, such as the coronavirus pandemic,


How childhood stress can affect female fertility

How childhood stress can affect female fertility “Early life events may impact later reproductive strategies.” Can events you endured as a child really impact your ability to have children yourself?


Childhood stress fuels weight gain in women

Childhood stress fuels weight gain in women National study looks at lifelong consequences of stress on weight gain When it comes to weight gain for women, childhood stress appears to


Stress during pregnancy can affect fetal development

Stress hormones in the mother can affect fetal development, according to a study published today in The Journal of Physiology To test whether high stress levels in pregnant mice had